Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you
Aug29

Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you

A very unsexy-sounding piece of technology could mean that the police know where you go, with whom, and when: the automatic license plate reader. These cameras are innocuously placed all across small-town America to catch known criminals, but as lawyer and TED Fellow Catherine Crump shows, the data they collect in aggregate could have disastrous consequences for everyone the world over. Listening Watch the TED talk, listen carefully...

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Analyzing an IELTS Task 2 Question
Jul20

Analyzing an IELTS Task 2 Question

In the IELTS Writing Exam, you are mostly being judged on your ability to construct a well-written essay. However, part of the task is responding to the question, and that means being able to pick a question apart to understand exactly what it means, and what you – as the candidate – are required to do. Fortunately, the questions in the IELTS Writing Exam are quite predictable (at least in terms of theme and style) and so...

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Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay
May30

Unethical Adverts: A Model IELTS Essay

Question Some of the methods used in advertising are unethical and unacceptable in today’s society. To what extent do you agree with this view? Model Answer If a company wants to increase awareness about its products, it must engage in some form of advertising. For this reason, adverts are everywhere that we look, including TV, the internet, posters, and billboards. Some adverts are very innovative and informative, but others...

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Sample Answer for a Recent Task 2 Question
May22

Sample Answer for a Recent Task 2 Question

The following question appeared recently in the IELTS Writing Task 2: Nowadays celebrities are more famous for their glamour and wealth than for their achievements, and this sets a bad example to young people. To what extent do you agree or disagree? How can we answer a question like this? We need to carefully analyse the question, then brainstorm and organize our ideas, before finally writing a structured essay. Sample Answer Not...

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